New York Times
MEDIA January 7, 2022
My chat with Times C.E.O. Meredith Kopt-Levien, plus reporting on the latest news at CNN and BenSmithCo.
Ben Smith
MEDIA January 4, 2022
Despite the sudden, and seemingly out-of-nowhere news that Ben Smith was leaving the Times, and that Justin Smith was stepping down as C.E.O. of Bloomberg Media, the Two Smiths had been quietly discussing their new media ambitions, on and off, for years. And it may take a decade to pull off. I chatted with the Smiths on the day of their big reveal.
Jim Acosta
HOLLYWOOD December 29, 2021
The inside conversation (and a few burning questions) about CNN’s impending pivot, the trouble at "The View," and the ballad of Suzanne Scott.
Bob Iger and Tim Cook
HOLLYWOOD December 22, 2021
Deal murmurs, M&A rumblings, the Zaz rumor mill, Iger’s next moves, and other insights into the media in-crowd’s inside conversation.
New York Times
MEDIA December 17, 2021
The Athletic has now entered into exclusive talks with The New York Times about a sale. Here’s the logic.
Chris Wallace
HOLLYWOOD December 15, 2021
Is Zucker’s poaching of Chris Wallace a harbinger of CNN+’s centrism and maturity, or a trophy hire to buy time for a new streamer. Or (hint!) both, and then some?
Brian Roberts and Bobby Kotick
HOLLYWOOD December 10, 2021
Three questions, predictions, and some insider gossip about potential media moves and acquisitions in the new year.
Chris Cuomo
HOLLYWOOD December 8, 2021
The existential crisis of cable news extends beyond the firing of Chris Cuomo and the exit of Rachel Maddow. Their replacements in the 9 p.m. hour will indicate how CNN and MSNBC can reposition their brands in the streaming era.
Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper on CNN
HOLLYWOOD December 3, 2021
Inside the post-Cuomo, post-Maddow primetime parlor game at CNN and MSNBC as the talent well runs dry amid the new streaming order.
Bob Iger
HOLLYWOOD December 1, 2021
As Disney’s charismatic leader completes his choreographed exit, the mood inside Burbank approaches a state of dread. Plus: Is Chris Cuomo finito at David Zaslav’s CNN?
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